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aboutLIZ

senior fitness specialist

 

While taking a Line Dance class on a whim, the joy of dance sparked an enormous passion in Liz. She moved quickly from beginner student to advanced, and soon began to teach her own classes. "I found I absolutely thrived on bringing moments of joy to others through dance! The fact that it was also physically and emotionally beneficial for my participants made it completely irresistible. I just had to share my enthusiasm." From this passion for combining activities that are both healthy and super-fun, a new career path began to grow, ultimately developing into a multi-faceted Senior Fitness Specialist and self-proclaimed Ambassador of JOY.

 

Liz expanded her training and skills to become a licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold (low impact) instructor. "We have such a blast in ZG class! Fitness can be so much fun when you encourage laughter and silliness set to great music." She enjoys exploring a wide variety of international dance styles by choreographing all of her Zumba dances.

The particular needs of her older participants inspired her to become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Balance and Stability Coach. Following this training, she developed a very popular "Balance-Agility-Strength-Stretch" class. She has since gone on to become a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Senior Fitness Specialist. She also offers seasonal hiking trips and personal training. "My hope is to help clients find their path to active, vibrant, and joyful aging."

Liz also broadened her endeavors to Line Dance Choreography. She competed at the National level for three years with great success, recently taking 1st place at 2022 Windy City Line Dance Choreography Competition. Her dances have been taught at Line Dance workshops across the nation and in classes worldwide.  

She and her partner, Bradley, live in the mountains of North Carolina, adjacent to the National Park lands of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parade of wildlife this location affords is a never-ending joy to them both, but they are especially fond of the black bears.

qualifications
  • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer
  • Winner 2022 Windy City Line Dance Choreography competition
  • Licensed Instructor: Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids
  • Certified Group Fitness & Bootcamp Instructor
  • Certified Balance & Stability Instructor
  • Certificate in Healthy Aging
  • Master's degree, Education
Associations
Member
  • Line Dance Foundation (LDF)
  • National Teacher's  Association (NTA/Dance)
  • Mountain Thunder Cloggers
Contracted Employee: Dance/Fitness Instructor
  • City of Asheville Parks and Recreation
  • A-B Tech Community College
  • UNCA College for Seniors
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